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Yeah, it was dumb…but not fine-worthy dumb. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers:  The “No Fun League” strikes again…this time going after wide receiver Antonio Brown who had an odd, but basically harmless, touchdown celebration.  Of course the “no dunking” rule on endzone dances clearly extends to hugging the goal post.

San Diego Chargers:  The Chargers brought back wide receiver Vincent Brown in an effort to revitalize the offense by adding players that Phillip Rivers is familiar with.  Rivers has had to deal with a depleted offensive line and wide receiver corps, which has limited his ability to overcome an atrocious defense.

  • Chiefs’ take: Make no mistake, the Chargers want to win the game this Sunday against the Chiefs.  While it would really be meaningless at this point, there would still be a bit of a moral victory to it if they were responsible for ruining KC’s season.

San Francisco 49ers:  The 49ers have placed tight end Garrett Celek on Injured Reserve.  Honestly, at this point, there really isn’t any way for the personnel situation in San Fran to get much worse.  They’ve had anything and everything decimate their roster this year.

Though obviously in the downswing of his career, Williams still has some value as a depth option. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks:  The Seahawks cut veteran defensive back Cary Williams.  Williams has clearly lost a step, and wasn’t able to find a suitable role in the Seattle secondary that warranted his contract.  The Seahawks stepped up to keep offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell around for the time being.  Bevell had been considered a top candidate for the head coaching job at BYU.  However, by not being available now, Bevell is almost guaranteed to miss out on just about every college football opening.

  • Chiefs’ take: Being cut at this point in the year, Williams becomes an ideal candidate for a one-year deal to help bolster a roster heading into the playoffs.  The Chiefs secondary has been excellent recently, but having a depth option like Williams could certainly pay off in the postseason.

St Louis Rams:  The Rams defense is now starting to falter, and injuries to defensive lineman Robert Quinn and safety TJ McDonald won’t help as both players are headed to Injured Reserve.  On the other side of the ball, the Rams fired offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti, and promoted assistant coach Rob Boras.  It’s probably too late in the year for that to make a difference, or even learn what they have in a new coach, but someone had to be the goat.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  The Bucs defense has taken a big blow at linebacker.  Rookie starter Kwon Alexander will miss the final four games of the season due to a PED suspension.  And veteran Lavonte David is now hobbled by an ankle injury.

Well, that will do it for this week Addicts.  Be sure to check back in next week for another look at NFL news and rumors from around the league.